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Grateful Dead Live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 1986-12-30




Set 1

Hell In A Bucket
Althea
C C Rider
Cumberland Blues
My Brother Esau
When Push Comes To Shove
Beat It On Down The Line ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Don't Ease Me In ->
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Saint Of Circumstance
Ship Of Fools
Estimated Prophet
Eyes Of The World
Drums *
Iko Iko **
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) **
Stella Blue
Throwing Stones
Not Fade Away

Encore
Johnny B. Goode **


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5/TDK MX-XG90/Dolby B)
Lineage Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1/Dolby B) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Samplitude Professional v10.21 -> FLAC/16
Taped by Joani Walker and Paul Scotton
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Patch Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (shnid=6025) supplies:
Drums (0:16 - 1:57)
Throwing Stones (5:26 - 5:33)

Notes:
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- * With Hamza El-Din

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - October 30, 2013
Subject: --
Seems right up there with the other best-reviewed shows of '86 I've heard. For the uninitiated on '86 Dead, you wonder what the big deal is, but for what their goals were at this point in time, they nailed it.

Set 1 - not bad at all, with Jer leading the charge on Bucket and a clever placing of MNS *after* ol' dough knees. BIODTL has a 30-beat opening!

Set 2 - nothing terribly exciting until drums, when Hamza and the Nevilles come out to make this thing *fun*. It cooks zydeco-style and then, out of the blue, comes that Stella that trail_user below was raving about. Yeah, it really is a thing of beauty. It sounds like a months-polished studio rendering. Amazing, pin-drop perfection. This 2nd set really is worth hearing just for that Stella emerging, unfolding,a nd disappearing in a puff of smoke. But don't miss Jer's guitar solo on NFA, either!

Overall, yeah, it meets the '86 mark. If 12/15 was a jittery, emotional return for Jerry, this show leaves no doubt the Man was back. A good, solid sneak preview of those economically tight '87 nights.
Reviewer: trail user - - December 16, 2011
Subject: there's nothing you can hold for very long...
This recording absolutely captures the essence of the Robert Hunter masterpiece Stella Blue. From Bobby's haunting feedback to Brent's perfectly mixed keys to Phil's luscious bass lines, this night killed it. One of the best Stella Blue they ever played. Jerry was in the song like unlike anytime in the past. Check it out. A+
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